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Rusted Root will bring its distinctive blend of Latin, African, Eastern, soul, rock, and traditional American sounds for an evening of entertainment at Lafayette College’s Kirby Field House March 4.

The 8 p.m. show is being sponsored and promoted by the Lafayette Activities Forum. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Utopia, 400 Northampton Street, Easton; Sound & Vision II in the Westgate Mall, Bethlehem; and Toone’s Records, 1901 Hamilton Street, Allentown. To charge tickets on Visa or MasterCard, call (610) 330-5337 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday or 5-11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Lafayette students may purchase tickets at the College Store for $18.

The group has headlined live shows across the United States and Canada. Its third album on Mercury Records, Rusted Root, was released in November. Called the group’s “most focused, energetic, and exciting new collection of songs,” it features the hit track “Magenta Radio.”

The success of the group’s first full-length CD, the independent 1993 release Cruel Sun, led to its contract with Mercury. Their next album, When I Woke (1994), contained the hit “Send Me on My Way,” which become a Rusted Root standard, along with “Ecstasy,” “Martyr,” and “Drum Trip.” When I Woke was certified platinum in 1996. The 1996 release Remember included “Virtual Reality,” which was featured in the movie Twister and hit soundtrack album, which went gold in 1998.

Rusted Root has released three EPs, Evil Ways, Live, and Airplane, and a full-length live video called Rusted Root Live. Their music has been in several major films, including Home for the Holidays, Race the Sun, and the children’s movie Mathilda.

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